By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated December 3rd 2021. Welcome to our guide to Cyprus accident claims for those who’ve had an accident on holiday in Cyprus.
Have you been injured or made ill by an accident on holiday in Cyprus that was not your fault? You could be entitled to claim compensation or for damages for your injuries by making Cyprus accident claims. If you have experienced an illness or injury on holiday in Cyprus that was caused by the negligent actions or inactions of a third party, you can hire a personal injury solicitor to handle your claim for Cyprus compensation. Trust Accident Claims UK, to represent you in your personal injury claim abroad. We can provide you with a personal injury solicitor based in Great Britain, who is confident and experienced at handling holiday accident claims abroad, to handle your holiday accident claim in Cyprus. Our solicitors have up to 30 years of experience handling holiday accident claims for compensation, so you’re bound to be in good hands. Each of our clients gets the option to make a no win no fee personal injury claim, so there’s no financial risk involved. What’s more, they will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you were injured in a car accident in Cyprus, one a flight and are seeking Cyprus Airways compensation, injured in a hotel in Cyprus, or became ill with food poisoning in Cyprus, our excellent solicitors can represent you in your claim for compensation.
If you believe you could be entitled to make a Cyprus holiday sickness claim, or a Cyprus holiday injury claim for compensation, call Accident Claims UK today. We offer all of our clients a free personal injury claims consultation with an informed legal advisor. During your consultation we will listen to your story, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will estimate how much money your compensation package could be worth and will also provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who will start working on your Cyprus compensation claim as soon as possible.
Call 0800 073 8801 to speak to an advisor and begin your claim today.
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- A Guide To Claims For An Accident On Holiday In Cyprus
- Towns, Cities And Resorts In Cyprus
- What To Do If You Become Injured Or Ill On Holiday?
- Useful And Emergency Numbers In Cyprus
- Healthcare and Emergency Assistance For Visitors To Cyprus
- Cyprus Personal Injury Claims Time Limits
- Accidents And Injuries On A Package Holiday
- Accidents, Injuries Or Illnesses That Could Be Caused By Your Hotel
- Restaurant Accidents, Injuries Or Food Poisoning
- Slips, Trips And Falls On Holiday
- Waterports, Outdoor And Beach Activity Claims
- Car And Road Traffic Accident Claims In Cyprus
- Am I Limited To Using An Accident Solicitor In Cyprus?
- No Win No Fee Claims For Holiday Accidents In Cyprus
- How To Contact Our Team For Help With Cyprus Accident Claims
- Helpful Contacts, Services And Guides Relating To Cyprus Accident Claims
How To Deal With An Accident Abroad
The beautiful island of Cyprus is known as a popular beach and sightseeing destination. Around 1 million holidaymakers from the United Kingdom, visit Cyprus each year. Cyprus is considered a relatively safe country to visit and most trips to Cyprus are trouble free. However, accidents on holiday in Cyprus do happen. If you were unnecessarily injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim for Cyprus compensation. Common accidents in Cyprus that affect holidaymakers can include: food poisoning incidents, adventure sports activity injuries, hotel accidents and accidents on package holidays. Unfortunately, road traffic accidents in Cyprus are frequent because driving standards are poor in Cyprus. The foreign office advises holidaymakers to drive with great care when visiting the island, to avoid being injured in a car accident in Cyprus.
In this guide to making a no win no fee claim for an accident on holiday on Cyprus we will take you through the personal injury claims process. We will explain what to do if you are injured or made ill in Cyprus, how to collect evidence to support your claim at the scene of the accident and advise you on how to access medical treatment in Cyprus. We will also look into accidents on holiday that commonly occur in Cyprus and explain the benefits of making a no win no fee Cyprus holiday sickness claim or holiday accident claim.
Remember, if you have been injured or made ill because of an accident on holiday in Cyprus, you could be entitled to damages and compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are owed personal injury compensation. If you are entitled to claim Cyprus compensation, we will provide you with an excellent holiday accident claims solicitor who will start working on your case right away.
Below is a list of the most popular towns, cities and resort in Cyprus for holidaymakers to visit.
- Ayia Napa
If you become injured or ill because of an accident on holiday in Cyprus there are things you can do to collect evidence to support your personal injury claim for compensation. We have listed steps you can take below.
- If you are injured in a road traffic accident in Cyprus, pull over to the side of the road if and when it is safe to do so, so that other cars can pass you quickly. Take some time to speak to the other driver, exchange contact details and take down the brand, type, colour and registration of the other vehicle. It is very important that at the scene of the accident, or the time afterwards, you do not sign any paperwork give to you by the other driver, their solicitor or insurer without first consulting your own personal injury lawyer. This is because the document could be an attempt to trick you into admitting responsibility for your own injuries, so you wouldn’t be able to claim compensation.
- Take photographs of your injury if it is safe to do so, to create visual evidence of your accident. Include a date stamp if you can.
- If your accident was caused by a visible hazard, take photographs of it if it is safe to do so. Include a date stamp if you can.
- Keep the receipts of any purchases you have to make as a result of your illness or injury. This could include the cost of a taxi to the hospital or medical care. You may be able to claim these costs back as special damages at a later date. They could also serve as evidence to support your claim.
- Speak to anyone who saw your accident and record their name and contact details. They may be required to give evidence to support your claim at a later stage during the case.
In Cyprus, the number for the emergency services is 112 or 199. Fortunately for tourists travelling from the United Kingdom, English is spoken. These numbers should only be dialled in the case of an emergency, or someone being in immediate danger.
Until March 2019 when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, UK citizens visiting EU countries such as Cyprus can use an EHIC. EHIC stands for European Health Insurance Card, and this scheme entitles citizens of EU member states to the same state provided healthcare that local citizens are entitled to, when travelling abroad to other EU member states. This NHS guide instructs you on how to apply for an EHIC card here. Please note that at the time of writing (January 2019) it has not been determined whether or not United Kingdom citizens will still be able to use the EHIC scheme when travelling in the European Union, after Brexit.
Accident Claims UK also recommends that you buy comprehensive insurance before you travel overseas. Firstly, this is because the state healthcare systems of other countries may not be as comprehensive as that of the NHS, so your treatment may not be covered by an EHIC. insurance will also cover the costs of services you may need if you are seriously injured, such as repatriation to your home country.
If you make a personal injury claim for an accident that happened in your home country, or abroad, a personal injury claim time limit will apply. Your personal injury claim time limit measures the time you have after your accident, or when you realised you had been harmed if you had a complicated diagnosis. Please see the table below to see what Cyprus personal injury claims time limits apply to your Cyprus compensation claim.
|Circumstances of Claim||Compensation Claim Time Limit|
|On a pre-booked (package) holiday. This can include flights and excursions which were booked in the UK.||3 years ( may very )|
|On a non package holiday.||3 years ( may very )|
|On flights to international airports which were not booked as part of a package holiday travelling from or to: Larnaca, Paphos, or Nicosia Airport.||2 years ( may very )|
Accident Abroad Claims Our Team Can Handle
If you experience an accident abroad on holiday in Cyprus that was not your fault, which results in you becoming ill or injured, a lawyer from Accident Claims UK can win you Cyprus compensation for your injuries. Whether you were injured at an airport and need Cyprus Airways compensation, were hurt in a car accident in cyprus that was not your fault, or any other sort of illness or injury, we can help. We will now look at injuries commonly suffered in Cyprus on holiday in more detail below.
If you were injured or made ill on a package holiday, because of negligence on the part of the tour operator, or another 3rd party, you could be entitled to claim holiday accident compensation. Whether you were injured on a flight to or from Cyprus, injured in your hotel, or injured during an excursion provided by your tour operator, you may be able to make a package holiday accident claim. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to make a package holiday accident claim today.
If you are injured or made seriously ill on a package holiday, you should report your accident to your tour operator. Below are details of some of the biggest tour operators in the UK that provide holidays to Cyprus.
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If you have experienced an accident or illness at a hotel in Cyprus, which was caused by negligence on the part of the hotel, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation from your hotel. Hotels have a legal duty of care towards their guests. This means that they are responsible for providing guests with a safe and hygienic environment to enjoy their holiday. Therefore, if a guest is injured because of a health and safety hazard that the hotel ignored, the hotel or chain owning the hotel could be held legally responsible for the guest’s injuries and have to pay the guest compensation.
If you wish to make a Cyprus holiday sickness claim or Cyprus holiday injury claim for an accident that you experienced at a hotel, contact Accident Claims UK today. If you are entitled to claim compensation, we will happily provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Cyprus is known for its delicious fresh cuisine. Most restaurants in Cyprus are run to a high standard. However, if restaurants are negligent in their preparation of food or service, this can cause accidents resulting in injuries or illnesses. Injuries that can be caused by negligence at a restaurant in Cyprus can include a guest being burned by food or a beverage that was served at too hot a temperature. If food is not properly stored or prepared, this can lead to a guest becoming ill with food poisoning, which can be deeply unpleasant and ruin a holiday. If you have experienced an illness or injury because of negligence at a restaurant in Cyprus, you could be compensation and damages.
Slips, trips and falls are commonly occurring accidents. Some slip, trip or fall accidents are unavoidable mistakes, others are caused by negligence. Often small acts of negligence in a hotel, restaurant, shop or other place where management have a duty of care towards people who use this space, can result in a slip, trip or fall injury, such as not fixing a broken floorboard or mopping up a spilled drink. Some injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall accident on holiday in Cyprus can have minor effects, other injuries can be more serious such as broken bones or serious soft tissue injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for a slip, trip or fall related injury in Cyprus.
Adventure sports have inherent risks. This does not mean however that activity providers have no responsibility towards their customers. If you were injured playing an adventure sport or outdoor activity in Cyprus, because of negligence on the part of the activity provider, such as not having the correct equipment, or an improperly trained instructor, you could be entitled to seek damages or compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim.
As we have already mentioned, the UK government warns that driving in Cyprus is more risky than it is in the United Kingdom. If you have suffered from a road traffic accident in Cyprus that was not your fault, and been injured as a result, then you could be owed road traffic accident compensation for your injuries. Whether you were injured in a car accident in Cyprus, bus accident in Cyprus, motorbike accident in Cyprus, or any other sort of road traffic accident on holiday, call Accident Claims UK today. If you are entitled to compensation, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.
How Can Our Expert Help Holiday Accident Victims
Many people believe that they must hire a personal injury solicitor in Cyprus if they are injured in an accident on holiday in Cyprus. Accident Claims UK can provide you with an experienced holiday accident claims solicitor that is based in Great Britain but can handle compensation claims abroad. For many clients there is no language gap and none of the complications that can come with working with an overseas lawyer.
Take advantage of your free personal injury claims consultation today. Call Accident Claims UK, and we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent your case, if you have the right to claim.
Personal Injury Claims Calculator
|Injury and severity||Notes or comments||What people could claim|
|Less serious brain damage||It is expected that you will be able to go back to work, and to return to normal social activities.||£13,430 to £37,760|
|Less severe to severe psychological damage||A variety of different factors are accounted for in this type of compensation.||£5,130 - £101,470|
|Minor to severe finger injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||from up to £4,160 to £32,210|
|Minor to severe hand injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||£800 - £176,660|
|Minor to severe leg injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||up to to £247,280|
|Modest to severe ankle injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||from up to £12,050 - £61,110|
|Modest to severe foot injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||from up to £12,050 - £176,660|
|Minor brain or head injuries||Whilst such injuries are minor, there will still be a variety of symptoms.||£1,940 to £11,200|
|Minor to severe shoulder injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||£2,150 - £42,110|
|Minor to severe back injuries||The more serious the level of injury, symptoms and consequences, the higher the settlement.||£2,150 - £141,150|
|Categories A up to F of wrist injury||Higher awards will normall be made for category F injuries rather than A.||Up to £52,490|
|Lesser to more severe hip injuries||Could include a very wide range of different injuries.||£3,460 - £114,810|
At Accident Claims UK, we give all of our clients the right to make a no win no fee claim. We understand that being injured on holiday can be a stressful and costly experience, and a no win no fee claim can be the right option to avoid more unnecessary expense and stress. With a no win no fee claim, you will only pay your solicitors fee if you win your personal injury claim. This means that there is no risk of going out of pocket in the unlikely event that you do not win your claim. What’s more, you will not have to pay an upfront fee, so you don’t have to worry about funding your claim upfront. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about making a no win no fee holiday accident claim in Cyprus today.
If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident on holiday in Cyprus, you could be entitled to make a holiday accident damages claim. Call us today to see and if you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with a top personal injury solicitor, who is experienced at handling personal injury claims abroad. If you have been injured or made ill, and had your holiday ruined because of an accident caused by negligence, we would love to represent you in your claim, and win you the compensation that you are entitled to. Call today, to claim your compensation. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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NHS – Healthcare for visitors to Cyprus
In this guide from the NHS, you can find further information on how to access healthcare in Cyprus as a visitor, and what healthcare services you could expect.
FAQs On Cyprus Accident Claims
Do I legally need a solicitor to make Cyprus accident claims?
It isn’t a legal requirement for you to use a personal injury solicitor when you make a claim for compensation. If you’re considering making Cypress accident claims without legal representation, however, we should mention a few reasons why people prefer to have a lawyer on their side. Together when you make a claim for compensation, this could involve building a strong case against the liable party. Many people prefer to leave this legal legwork to a professional, who has the knowledge and experience to build a strong case as possible. They could also handle the negotiations for the claimant, and fight for the maximum compensation possible for their claim.
Do I need a local solicitor to make Cyprus accident claims?
As long as your solicitor is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, it doesn’t matter where in the UK they are based. They could take on your claim for compensation. However, not all solicitors offer the same level of service, so you might want to take care when choosing. We would advise you to certainly consider working with a solicitor who could take on your claim on a no win no fee basis. It could also be a good idea to look into their background, and see what other claimants have thought of the service they provide. You could also call them and ask them about their experience and how many years they have worked in the industry. In addition, you could ask them questions about their success rate. This could all give you peace of mind that you’re choosing somebody who would handle your claim professionally.
What evidence would I need to support the claim for an accident on holiday in Cyprus?
If you want to know what types of evidence could support your claim, we have broken these down into a list below:
- Medical evidence- the medical evidence that you would need to submit with your claim could include copies of any doctor’s reports or hospital reports from the Cyprus healthcare facility you have visited. However, you would need more evidence than just this to prove your claim. An independent medical examination forms an important part of personal injury claims. You need to have your injuries verified after examination by an independent medical professional. The medical report could have a significant effect on the level of compensation you receive for your injuries.
- Evidence of the accident that caused your injuries-you would need to obviously prove that an accident occurred and get it cause you injury. If you have any proof, such as photographs of the accident site, this could be useful. Otherwise, witness details could be vital in securing evidence that helps your case. A lawyer could approach the witnesses to take statements so that they could be used in evidence. In addition to this police reports and CCTV footage could be useful as well. Your own account of the events that led to your injuries could also be useful.
- Evidence of any financial impact of your injuries or the accident- when you intend to claim for special damages, you’d need to use bank statements, bills and payslips to back up your claim.
Could I make a child accident claim for an accident on holiday in Cyprus?
Would you like to learn about making child accident claims? If so, our team would be happy to help you. We could help you to act as your child’s litigation friend to make a claim for them.
Thank you for reading our Cyprus accident claims guide. Whether you’re making claims for a back injury in an accident on holiday in Cyprus from a slip on a wet floor, or accident at work claims, we could help.